The Union League Club of Chicago’s renovated first-floor space, featuring a coffee bar and casual lounge, is drawing plenty of attention from passersby while also proving to be a popular new attraction for members. The club has also opened an eighth-floor patio, for those who prefer elevated views.

Taking It to the Street


In June, The Union League Club of Chicago opened its new first-floor lounge, which was quickly dubbed “ONE” by members, as in “Meet me on One.” The opening of the lounge, designed to appeal to the concept of providing a “third place” for members outside of home and work, marked the completion of the fourth […]

Joe Krenn with his management team and staff.

One Direction


As you might expect, while Joe Krenn, CCM, CCE, was touring the clubhouse and property of Farmington Country Club (FCC) in Charlottesville, Va. in 2012, to decide if he wanted to make his next career move there and become its Chief Operating Officer/General Manager, numbers were running through his head. Krenn wasn’t computing projected costs […]

Two Thousand Close Friends


Any large undertaking needs a blueprint for success, and the folks at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, N.C., have put together a master plan for one they now plan to hold each year. In August 2017 the property held a benefit concert, featuring country music artist Cole Swindell, on the Friday night during the PGA […]

High Water Marks


While irrigation inputs are weather-dependent, golf course superintendents have a number of tools at their disposal to keep their systems running smoothly and their properties in top condition, no matter what conditions Mother Nature may impose.   Superintendents constantly need to adapt to the unpredictable whims of Mother Nature, especially when it comes to irrigation […]

As Fate Would Have It


A minor traffic ticket that stymied his “career” at UPS started Steve Kealy down a new path that led to distinguished lifetime achievements at Glendale CC and as a representative of the superintendent profession. In large part, it was a minor traffic ticket that set the course for Steve Kealy’s uber-successful career in golf. While […]

Knowing the Score


When Dedham (Mass.) Country and Polo Club (DCPC) renovated its golf course from mid-September 2017 to late May 2018, the membership closely monitored the progress of the project. And that’s just the way the club’s staff wanted it. In fact, they gave the members the means to do it. The DCPC staff devised a “renovation […]